A mum whose young daughter was killed at a level crossing has been in West Yorkshire campaigning for improved awareness among motorists.
Tina Hughes's daughter Olivia was just 14 when she and her friend Charlotte were hit by a train as they crossed a railway line in 2005. Tina has been in Knottingley speaking to motorists about taking more care at level crossings.
The campaign is part of an International Awareness day organised by Network Rail.
A mum whose young daughter was killed at a level crossing has been in West Yorkshire campaigning for improved awareness among motorists.Tina Hughes's daughter Olivia was just 14 when she and her friend were hit by a train as they crossed a railway line in 2005.
Tina has been in Knottingly to launch Network Rail's awareness day, which is targeting those who drive for a living to take more care at level crossings.
People in Selby and Knottingley are being warned of a series of road closures and diversions this month, to allow for work to signals and level crossings.
It's part of a project to re-signal the railway in the Sudforth Lane and Hensall areas, including closing the signal boxes at each, and moving control of the signals to the Ferrybridge signalling control centre.
Network Rails says many of the closures are taking place over the May bank holiday, to reduce the risk of disruption as much as possible.
The improvement work includes renewing five level crossings across the area. At High Eggborough and Heck Lane, the manned gate boxes will be removed.
Police divers have recovered the body of a man in the Knottingley and Goole canal.
They had been searching the waterfront at Weeland Road for missing Gary Stephen.
The body is yet to be formally identified.
Emergency services have now removed the body from the water and a post mortem will be conducted.
A deal to save 2,000 jobs at eight UK coal mines was announced today as their owner went into administration.
UK Coal, which runs Kellingley Colliery near Knottingley, collapsed after a devastating fire that closed its Daw Mill pit in Warwickshire in March.
After some restructuring and receiving help from the Government's Pension Protection Fund 700 jobs at Kellingley will be saved, as well as 650 at Thoresby in North Nottinghamshire and 50 at its headquarters in Doncaster.
Workers at glass manufacturers, Ardagh Glass in Yorkshire will be balloted on industrial action, in a row over pay.
Unite, the union, will be balloting its members on strike action and industrial action short of a strike. The ballot opens on Monday 8 July, closing on Monday 29 July.
Ardagh Glass Limited employs about 1,300 workers at sites in Barnsley, Doncaster and Knottingley in Yorkshire along with t a site in Scotland. It made £65 million in pre-tax profit last year.
A solvent recycling firm in West Yorkshire has been prosecuted for safety failings that led to a major spillage of nearly 4,000 litres of highly flammable liquid from a road tanker.
Employees at Tradebe Solvent Recycling Ltd in Knottingley were exposed to serious risk that the liquid might ignite.
Three workers waded into the pool of harmful liquid when it was discovered. One used his finger to block a drain hole.
Wakefield Magistrates heard that no steps were taken to immediately halt traffic movements on the site, producing a risk of it setting alight.
The incident, in December 2011, was investigated by the Health and Safety Executive, which brought a prosecution for safety failings against Tradebe Solvent Recycling Ltd.
Tradebe Solvent Recycling Ltd admitted breaching Health and Safety laws and was fined £3,000 and ordered to pay £2,070 in costs.
Jean Thompson says "It's like he's fallen off the face of the earth" as she spoke of the heartache of her son's disappearance 20 years ago.
Sean Thompson left his home in Knottingley in West Yorkshire and was never seen again. His mother and sister hope a new appeal may bring him back. Tina Gelder reports.
West Yorkshire Police have also released a statement to mark the 20 year anniversary of the disappearance of Sean Thompson.
Twenty years after a man from West Yorkshire was reported missing, his family have made an emotional plea for information about his disappearance.
Sean Thompson was 25 when he left his home in Knottingley on March 18 1993 to go to the job centre.
Detectives investigating his disappearance have digitally enhanced an image of Sean to show what he could look like today at the age of 45.
Ruth Thompson-Douglas, Sean’s sister, said: "Sean's now been missing for 20 years and they always say times a healer, but for us it hasn’t been, as we have no idea where Sean is, it's like he's literally fallen off the face of the earth.
“We live everyday hoping he will walk back into our lives and we will know he is safe.
“Sean was very quiet but would do anything for anyone; he was very kind, friendly and caring."